Around Town First Day February 27, 2014

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Today is the first day the following items have appeared in Around Town. Items are generally published a maximum of five times.)

TRACTOR CLUB — The Pecos Valley Classic Ag Antique Tractor Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at La Fonda. All interested parties are invited to attend. For more information, contact Ralf at 419-957-9005.
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AHS ANNUAL — The Artesia High School yearbook is on sale now through April 10. Annuals are $85 each and may be purchased by students and parents at balfour.com or Artesia High School. No orders will be taken after April 10, and no extras will be ordered.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Around Town is intended to announce events of interest to the general public in Artesia and the immediate area. Announcements of club and non-profit organizations, school activities, government events and church activities are generally included in Around town.)

AACTFEST — Theatre New Mexico is hosting its 2015 AACTFest in Artesia. The public is invited to attend the nightly two-block performances today through Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Artesia High School Auditorium. Cost is $10 per evening at the door; doors open at 6:30 p.m. with performances beginning at 7 p.m. From 7-10 p.m. today, the Nat Gold Players from Las Vegas, N.M., and Los Alamos Little Theater will perform, and from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, the Southwest Rural Theatre Project from Albuquerque and the Lincoln County Community Theatre.
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FUNDS4BOOKS — The Park Junior High Library is holding a Funds4Books campaign to raise money for new library books. All proceeds benefit the library. To donate, visit www.funds4books.com and enter code 79C9.
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GIRL SCOUT NIGHT — Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest and Yum Yum Yogurt will host a Girl Scout Night from 3:30-5:30 p.m. today at Yum Yum Yogurt. Interested volunteers, girls, and their families are invited to come by for free frozen yogurt with Girl Scout cookies and information on joining Girl Scouts. First 10 girls will receive a free membership; any girl signing up will receive a prize. For more information, contact Maria Escamilla at 746-9846 or mescamilla@gsdsw.org.
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THEATREWORKS USA — Theatreworks USA will present “Teacher from the Black Lagoon and Other Stories” at 7 p.m. today at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for children, and may be purchased online at www.artesiaartscouncil.com or at the OPAC Box Office.
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OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP — An oil painting workshop with Mike Mahon will be held from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 – Sunday, March 1, at 310 W. Main St. Tuition is $70. Space is limited; register online at www.artesiaartscouncil.com or by calling the OPAC Box Office at 746-4212.
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PORCELAIN ART — The Yucca Porcelain Art Club will meet Saturday, Feb. 28, in the Westminster Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 2801 W. Fourth St., Roswell. Coffee and fellowship will begin at 9 a.m. with the business meeting at 9:30 a.m. Helen Greer will give a short demonstration on roses, followed by group painting. Bring any Easter projects to finish; other projects will be allowed. Visitors are welcome. For more information, contact Linda Monk, president, at 575-317-6758 or Julia Esquibel at 622-5024.
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LIGHT PAINTING — The Light Painting photography exhibit by Park Junior High students will be on display through the end of the month in the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center lobby. Prints are for sale for $20.
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MARCHIVERSARY — The Artesia Public Library will celebrate its one-year “Marchiversary” next month, consisting of four weeks of activities. Week One will be English Literature Week and will include (with all events taking place in the meeting room unless otherwise noted): noon – 1 p.m. Monday, March 2, Book Discussion/Bring Your Own Lunch, “The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman; 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, Cooking Demonstration with Nancy Dunn; 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, Scavenger Hunt with prizes (forms at circulation desk); 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, Learning Night (resume writing with Noreen Teel); noon Friday, March 6, Books & Bites (lunch available for $3), “Images of Artesia” by Nancy Dunn; noon – 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, special events (KSVP live remote, hot dogs in west parking lot).
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ALTRUSA — Altrusa International of Artesia will hold a regular business meeting at noon Monday, March 2, in the CVE Community Room. Lunch is available for $6 from hospitality. All members and interested persons are invited to attend. For more information, contact any Altrusan or Anna Pitts at 703-5034.
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AMERICAN LEGION — American Legion Post 41 will hold its monthly meeting beginning with a pot luck at 6 p.m. Monday, March 2, at the UVA Hall, corner of Fourth Street and West Hermosa Drive.
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COMMUNITY THEATRE — The Artesia Community Theatre will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 2, at First Christian Church. Everyone is invited to attend.
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SOFTBALL BOOSTERS — The Artesia High School Softball Boosters will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, in the Park Junior High School cafeteria.
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CAR ENTHUSIASTS — The Artesia Car Enthusiasts will hold a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 2, at the Senior Center. All members are urged to attend; final plans will be made for the upcoming 18th Annual Main Event Car Show and Cruise, featuring a 1948 Lincoln Continental owned by Babe Ruth. Volunteers are needed to escort the car March 27 to the elementary schools. Meetings are open to visitors. For more information, contact Dorothy at 746-9477.
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SPIN-TACULAR — The Spin-Tacular basketball show, as seen on “America’s Got Talent” and in “Sports Illustrated,” will appear at 6 p.m. Monday, March 2, in the Artesia High School old boys’ gym, hosted by First Baptist Church. For more information, call 748-1308 or visit championsforever. com.
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CHOIR BOOSTERS — The Artesia High School and Park Junior High Choir Boosters will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the AHS choir room. All parents of high school and junior high choir members are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Melinda Weast at 746-7234.